275 Thevara Shivasthalam !! Thiruthuraiyur Sri Shishtagurunathar temple !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!

Thiruthuraiyur is one of the 275 Thevara Shivasthalam of Lord Shiva located in Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu.  In this temple Lord Shiva worshipped in the form of a self-manifested Linga.

Presiding deity – Sri Shistagurunathar/Pasupatheeswarar/Thavaneriappar /Thavaneriarul Udayar with his consort Goddess Sri Poongothai Nayaki/Shivaloka Nayaki

Mangalasasanam – Sundarar

Saint Arunagirinathar sung praising the glories of Lord Subramanya in this temple.

Theertham – Surya Pushkarani, Then Pennai Theertham

Worshipped by – Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, Lord Rama, Goddess Sita, Lord Surya, Maharishi Narada, Sage Agastya,

Sannidhis – Lord Ganesha, Lord Nandikeshwara, Lord Balasubramanya, Lord Nataraja, Nalvar, Dakshinamurthy, Ligodbhavar, Lord Umamaheswara, Goddess Durga,  Lord Chandeshwara, Lord Varadaraja, Agastya Linga, Goddess Bhadrakali, Lord Surya, Surya Lingam, Kalabhairava, Somaskandhar, Lord Subramanya with his consorts Goddesses Sri Valli & Deivayanai

Festivals – Pournami, Karthikai, Arudra Darisanam, Maha Shivaratri, Navaratri,

The legend has that Sundaramoorthy Nayanar while returning from Thiruvennainallur, he arrived on this sacred land and desired to worship Lord Shishtagurunathar.  Unfortunately, the river Thenpennai was overflowing and blocked Sundarar’s way with her strong current.   Sundarar was distraught at this sight and sang praising the glories of Lord Shistagurunathar watching from the river banks itself.   Instantly, there appeared an old couple instructed Sundarar to get on the boat they were travelling.  Therefore,  Sundarar safely reached on the other side of the river bank with the help of this old couple, when Sundarar turned to thank the couple for their boundless affection, he was shocked to notice that the couple was missing.   He searched the whole area but went on vain; soon he could listen to a mysterious voice commanding him to look at the sky.   There he could visualize Lord Shiva with Goddess Parvati on their celestial vehicle (Bull – Rishabharoodan).  Sundarar earnestly prayed to Lord Shiva to advise him on Shaiva Siddhantha and austerities.   The most compassionate Lord accepted Sundarar as his disciple and advised him about the significance of asceticism.   Thus, the presiding deity has got his name ‘Shishtagurunathar’ in this temple.

This temple remains open from 6.00AM to 11.00AM in the morning and 5.00PM to 7.30PM in the evenings.

Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

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